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Entertainment & Media / Re: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
« on: April 16, 2019, 06:52:42 PM »
Also I heard that people apparently can’t kiss hedgehogs, and if Amy actually knew this, she’d stop chasing Sonic around. Basically their relationship is going nowhere unless Amy stops it herself!

Amy's a hedgehog herself though.

Though yeah, one of the good things about some of the more recent games is Amy isn't defined by her love for Sonic as she was that kind of started with Sonic Heroes and persisted up until the Sonic Boom show. (She still has a crush on Sonic in Boom but it's less obvious and more subtle)

Entertainment & Media / Re: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:30:08 PM »
It's... it's for the best.
If you look at it a certain way, it's great because the movie can't make Vector look bad.

Speaking of, I wonder how bad they'll make Eggman look?

This bad.

That picture is a fake as well. Though unlike the Tails thing I guess it could be closer to the truth since it does try to get something like Jim Carrey's face with an Eggman look to it. We just have to wait til' they officially release the trailer for much of this. Sonic's design is literally the only thing that have been legitimately leaked, and some have said even that leak could be slightly outdated (Albeit I can't imagine it's all too inaccurate)

Entertainment & Media / Re: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
« on: April 15, 2019, 05:52:15 PM »
Really?! I thought for sure that the picture was legitimate!

This means:
No Amy to chase Sonic
No Shadow to have the fans wowing over
No Tails
No Knuckles
No Chaotix
No Big appearing when he doesn’t need to be
No Rouge
No Metal Sonic
No Omega
No Blaze
No Silver
And most disappointing: NO CREAM!!  :'(

Now I'm not exactly excited for this film either

But the lack of Sonic characters is hardly a problem with the film. If anything only Sonic and Eggman gives the film some amount of focus at the very least. The film's probably still not going to be good, but including all of Sonic's friends just for the sake of having them there might add more complications then any positive attributes. It'd mainly just be a "AGH! An abomination version of *insert Sonic character other then Sonic* here!" throughout the movie.

Entertainment & Media / Re: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
« on: April 15, 2019, 05:23:39 PM »
That picture is not an actual thing for the movie. I believe it's already been reported Sonic and Eggman are the only Sonic characters in the movie anyway.

The Marioverse / Re: Unpopular opinions about the Mario series
« on: April 07, 2019, 03:19:53 PM »
Beijing > London > Sochi > Rio > Vancouver

That's my stance.

How is Beijing the best one? It was a novelty as the first game (A bit of a shame on myself that it's the only one I actually own. But I think I'll definitely change that for the Tokyo game on the Switch) but it's rather clunky now revisiting it compared to later entries with many a forced motion control.

I'd even say Rio was probably a better game then the first since while it lacked content the execution of many events are improved.

Anyway for me, Vancouver and London remain the best ones of each respective season of Olympics. I do have some decent hopes in the Tokyo game to perhaps be the best Summer olympics based solely on the fact that Sega has had the license since 2016 and the game will be based in Sega and Nintendo's home country. They should hopefully put their best effort in representing the homeland. 

The Marioverse / Re: Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:20:12 PM »
It's kinda weird to think there will be a Mario & Sonic game in 2020, considering they skipped it for this year's Olympics.

But yeah, looking forward to it.
I hear that they skipped 2018 because of licensing issues, and that this will be the last entry in the series.

But Nintendo has a big presence in the real-life 2020 Olympics, so I'm not surprised that they made this one.

As Infinite8 mentioned. Ubisoft had the license for the 2018 games. That's the main reason we didn't get one for the Korean olympics. As soon as we heard Sega had the license for 2020, we pretty much had to know this game was coming soon.

Bruh Big The Cat will definitely be my main.

Hahaha that was a nice joke.

So the characters I'm maining might be Team Sonic, considering I like that team more, and Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are some of my favourite characters, Sonic being my #1 favourite character in the franchise.

Also, I think the thread's title should be changed, as the game got revealed in quite a while.

I've changed it to mention the release date for the game. Normally it just refers to the next upcoming game. But since Team Sonic Racing seems to be all there is this year (I don't actually consider that a bad thing to be honest, because if there is another major Sonic game coming out this year. It'd probably be a tie-in game with the live action movie. No thank you)

I’m still waiting for Cream to be announced as a playable character, but at this point, I don’t even think she’s going to appear in any form in TSR(which would be disappointing, she is my favourite Sonic character)!

Yeah, it's unfortunate but it seems Cream has been pretty much phased out of the series. Which is a shame since she was kind of the Princess Daisy of the Sonic franchise back in the early 2000's. (Hell you could argue Cream was more important to Sonic then Daisy was to Mario considering Cream did get playable appearances in actual platformer titles)

Entertainment & Media / Re: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
« on: March 05, 2019, 01:37:43 PM »
I mean how were they gonna make him look better than that, may I ask?

Something closer to the fan-made mock-up to the right probably would of gone over just fine xP (Impossible because we already knew about the weird legs and we were warned that the eyes were going to be drastically changed but yeah)

Entertainment & Media / Re: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
« on: March 04, 2019, 08:39:29 PM »
Not as bad as some were fearing (Remember when people thought there was protruding pupils). But it'd be a stretch to call it good by any means.

Super Smash Bros. / Re: If Smash Bros. Teams had Names
« on: February 25, 2019, 06:36:09 PM »
Villager + Sonic (Hedge trimmers) = Weed-B-Gone (Particularly when fighting against multiple Piranha Plants)

Super Smash Bros. / Re: If Smash Bros. Teams had Names
« on: February 25, 2019, 03:03:41 PM »
3+ or More Jokers = A Bunch'a Jokers

The Marioverse / Re: The Future of King K. Rool
« on: February 20, 2019, 01:03:06 PM »
There was a report somewhere that the developers of Tropical Freeze wanted to include K. Rool somewhere. Perhaps as a secret boss or something. But supposedly Sakurai caught wind of this and wanted to be the one to bring back K. Rool back in full glory with his playability in Smash Ultimate.

I do rather think that's a bit of a greedy power grab by Sakurai if that's true. But nonetheless did achieve in making K. Rool's return extra special. It should mean either way that whenever the next Donkey Kong Country game is made K. Rool will probably play a major role.

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Smash Bros. Character Merit (Ultimate Edition)
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:41:53 PM »

My Level of Want

Only played a bit of Puyo Puyo. Most I've seen of Arle is renting Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Switch. Arle is yet another Sega owned character. So in some ways it's not exactly a character I'm all for because if it's still even possible to get more characters under Sega's ownership after we already have Sonic, Bayonetta, and Joker. I'd want them to give Sonic another character. Preferably Tails. I'd be all for Sega getting the "Too much Fire Emblem" treatment if we managed to get Tails. But I'd understand why they may want to push Arle instead. Puyo Puyo is pretty popular in Japan. Just not as much worldwide. (They recently released an eSports version back in October of last year. It's however in areas in or near Japan and not in the US or Europe). And it'd actually be a proper puzzle game rep rather then just Dr. Mario which doesn't really bring any puzzle stuff to his gameplay. So it'd definitely hit a good niche and I'd be interested how they implement a puzzle fighter.

Estimated Chance

I feel Arle's among the many Sega characters that just got any remaining hope they had for DLC dashed by Joker's inclusion. And even if there is to be yet another Sega character, it's not a sure thing she'd be next as maybe next time Sega gets another choice they actually do decide to get Sonic another character. Or there's other potential series like Yakuza or even another Atlus or Platinum owned character. Also regarding Puzzle characters, Nintendo does have one of it's own it could promote. That being Lip. However, she was made a Mii costume for the Swordfighters. Mii costume may be good signs for potential characters for the next game, but as for being promoted in the same game their mii costume came first seems a bit doubtful. So I'm not so sure why they'd include a 3rd party puzzle character before Lip

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Smash Bros. Character Merit (Ultimate Edition)
« on: February 18, 2019, 03:11:29 PM »
But I wouldn't consider it a near certainty like many of the characters Vergeben mentioned during the base game speculation period.



Did he say Joker was in?


Is he in?


Facts are in. Dude's not right on it here.

That's why I said base game speculation specifically (As in from the month or two before E3 all the way to November 1st). Joker's DLC. I know even in Base game Verge wasn't perfect (He never mentioned K. Rool though he did ask about him at some point) but he had a pretty good track record during the base game of Smash Ultimate otherwise. To say he didn't at one point pretty much get 90% of his claims right during that period is denial.

@SGoW I'll get to Arle sometime soon. Just wait a little longer

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Smash Bros. Character Merit (Ultimate Edition)
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:33:12 PM »
What about...
Y'know, from Minecraft.
He seems to be quite the popular choice for leaks.


Level of Want

Oh boy, it's that character that I see complained about everywhere who people would swear is the worst inclusion ever because of how much they find Minecraft overrated, it's fanbase annoying, and/or it's a threat to a certain sacred bear & bird duo

...And yet, I'd be perfectly ok with it. Granted I can't say it's a character I particularly WANT in Smash but yes, I would take Steve's inclusion in stride while almost the whole rest of the Smash Bros. corners of the internet goes nuts. Feel free to say how ugly and unfitting Steve's design for Smash is. But we have to keep in mind Minecraft's one of the most successful games ever. There's a reason Microsoft has put the game on everything including it's competitor's consoles where you're perfectly able to change to Master Chief skins for your character through DLC even on your Nintendo Switch. Minecraft has more outreach then any indie game (Though kind of hard to say Minecraft is Indie now, it certainly began as an Indie back when Notch was head of the game but it's in Microsoft's hands now and is selling merchandise and even online subscriptions specifically for the game). And if Steve is capable of bulding blocks on the stage it might make for some interesting fun on Smash Bros. maps. Hell, I'd be interesting in seeing a casual 8-player all Steve match to see what people could do with building blocks without necessarily trying to fight eachother. It's be fun to see something like that. If Steve is indeed coming, bring him on. He's very much an icon of modern gaming right now, I too would like to see Banjo come first but if he's coming to Smash at any point in history. Banjo may have to deal with either just not being relavent known or a package deal with Steve where Steve is for the younger and casual fans and Banjo is for the hardcore. Though I'm not sure about the likelihood of Microsoft getting half of the remaining Fighter Pass characters.

Estimated Chance

I do however feel that his chances are somewhat overstated. Yeah people have said he's inevitable because *insert potential insider/leaker* said this or that. But even for the ones like Verge that have gotten things correct about this game before, the Minecraft stuff has just strangely been the one thing still yet to appear. Now I don't blame Verge himself for possibly being wrong, he has multiple sources and not all of them trustworthy. It's possible that whoever's been telling him that Minecraft content is coming to Smash is not exactly truthful. I think Verge got a really good hand in the base game, he however does seem to be slipping in terms of DLC and/or outside Smash stuff (Such as believing the new zelda was not Link's Awakening related... oof). Microsoft also seems to be very buddy buddy which is definitely odd for current console competitors (I mean Xbox Live services will be offered on the Switch for crying out loud) though we can't be for sure if it will lead to any Smash inclusions for either Steve or even Banjo-Kazooie at this rate. If Microsoft does allow a character in Smash it will almost be certaintly Steve and/or Banjo-Kazooie. Steve on the somewhat more likely scale just because of Minecraft's popularity. But if a 2nd fighter's pass happens ever, I'd actually keep a look out for the bear and bird.

In short, I think Steve's still one to at least keep an eye on as a possibility. But I wouldn't consider it a near certainty like many of the characters Vergeben mentioned during the base game speculation period.

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Smash Bros. Character Merit (Ultimate Edition)
« on: February 18, 2019, 01:24:17 PM »
I think Sakurai said he didn't actually put it in for the memes and said it was a fairly recognizable character.

I've been seeing what Sakurai's been saying yeah. But nothing he's said has exactly changed my opinion. One of the things he said was that he didn't just want another hero for more variety but uh... there's many, many, more villainous choices then a Piranha Plant. More recently Sakurai has stated what most suspected why Piranha Plant was chosen for specifically the moveset and having to get a little more creative with the moves. But it's still some of his wording that I disagree with.

"In addition, Piranha Plant is a very well known character." Piranha Plant isn't a character, it's a recognizable obstacle and/or regular enemy.

It's almost just better to view it as the joke/meme/etc. inclusion, because trying to take it as seriously as any other fighter (Even the previous so-called joke/WTF characters in Smash have a reason they'd one-up the plant on merit) just makes it worse merit-wise.

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Smash Bros. Character Merit (Ultimate Edition)
« on: February 17, 2019, 07:53:17 PM »
Do you have an actual ranking for Piranha Plant? Besides Potato?

It's pretty much my joke ranking that will have a different, random word each time the list is updated (Note that the first time Piranha Plant was up there it was Fish instead of Potato) that I plan to keep. But if I were to seriously rank it. It'd still be last in term of newcomers xP

Sorry if any of you guys like Plant alot. Just in terms of merit, I still see more in favor of even the echoes over it. Piranha Plant at it's core is just not a merit-based inclusion. Which is why I kind of got to give it a sort of "broken thermometer from the bottom" kind of thing.

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Smash Bros. Character Merit (Ultimate Edition)
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:12:14 PM »
What are your thoughts on Chocobo?

Well after the bit of blueballing from the last direct when we were almost certain we'd get our next Fighter Pass character. And specifically the Square Enix character guess it's fair to get to something close to that.


Level of Want

It's not exactly an ideal choice for another Square character. Not only is it another Final Fantasy character, it's also a generic species. However, I'd be more then willing to forgive the choice if Chocobo came along with this:

Estimated Chance

As silly we can think about this, I think we already very well know who's our next Square rep. And it's certainly no generic. I think the best shot a generic species character out of all of Square's franchises is Slime from Dragon Quest. But I do think we're probably getting a certain hero from that franchise instead. Hell, Dragon Quest got some decent focus in that last direct. It almost seemed inevitable a Dragon Quest character was going to appear at the end. But I guess we're going to have wait a little bit longer. Going to be a bit painful if we have to spend another 2 months speculating and the data mine speculation we've had for weeks turns out correct still. Would rather have had it revealed in that last direct so we can finally move on to characters 3 and/or 4 which will probably have their reveal during E3.

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:41:56 PM »
That's nowhere near comparable to adding a new mode as a lot of people have been predicting.

They blurred/pixelated one or two things during the notice for it during the direct (Behind the question mark). There will be a new mode or two. That's pretty much certain. We just don't know which. Though my bets would be on more Stadium Modes like the return of Home-Run Contest and/or Stage Builder.

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